However, if we compare this to the top three countries, which includes Jersey (274.27 Mbps), Lichtenstein (211.26 Mbps) and Iceland (191.8 Mbps), the UK is still 140 Mbps behind the third highest ranking country.
UK County Breakdown
When we break down England into counties, the fastest internet speeds appear in the City of London, Hertfordshire, and Surrey. The slowest internet speeds can be found in Dorset, Cumbria, and Cornwall. This doesn’t include the 26Mbps found in Stirling or the 27Mbps found in the Scottish Highlands.
Here is a list of the average internet speed in some counties across England:
|County||Average internet speed (Mbps)|
|Isle of Wight||34|
|East Riding of Yorkshire||48|
|City of London||56|
Soured from: https://fairinternetreport.com/United-Kingdom
Patterns of Information
Once again, the digital divide is prevalent when we look at this list – those closer to the larger cities are benefiting from faster internet speeds, whilst those who chose to live in greener spaces are being forgotten about.
Whilst these speeds seem OK on the surface, when you start to think about the amount of hybrid working or home working that now occurs, and residents within the slower counties (Dorset, Cumbria or Cornwall) certainly notice the effects of slow internet.
Fibre Heroes are currently building across 14 counties with our dedicated workforce also getting to work in over 60 new towns.
Fibre Heroes Full Fibre Broadband
Here at Fibre Heroes, we understand that internet speeds across the UK are nowhere near as good as they can be. We also know that large cities such as London have greater access to fast internet speeds, but Fibre Heroes is not here to bring better internet connection to these areas, we here for underdogs – the smaller and rural towns that are underserved or previously overlooked.
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